One bill would require lengthy disclaimers on all online political ads.
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Big outlets get subsidies. The government still gets to pick winners and losers.
Platform censorship results from centralized design. Cryptocurrency techies are building decentralized alternatives.
He was no libertarian, but he absorbed an important lesson about regulating speech.
'That System Is Being Used Against You': Edward Snowden Makes the Case for Internet Privacy. Is He Right?
Online companies might not be as nefarious as you think.
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"Silicon Valley's Safe Space" has misinformed readers.
Tech companies should have the same freedom to choose their customers.
A person you know might be having an online conversation without a transcriptionist and a fact-checker right now, and we have to stop it.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Wants $100,000 Fines for Social Media Companies That Deplatform Politicians
It’s a terrible idea that violates Section 230, but is it actually unconstitutional? Don’t be so sure.
Newsmax Censors My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell During Segment About Twitter's Censorship of Mike Lindell
You want more censorship? Go ahead, repeal Section 230.
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Government will happily suppress misinformation in favor of misinformation of its own.
An interesting science experiment.
Both Hawley's "national conservatism" and similar ideas prevalent in many quarters on the left threaten free speech and liberty more generally.
Law enforcement will have an easier time arresting and prosecuting criminals on Parler than on Telegram.
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No one has a right to a Facebook platform, but purges can and should be criticized.
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Aaron Reynolds is just trying to make people laugh, but his content may have been flagged on Instagram for interfering with the election.
The more that big social media companies act like they can control what people say, the more competition they encourage.
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The case against the popular pornography site rests on misleading data and hidden agendas.
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Aaron Reynolds, the creator of "Swear Trek" and "Effin' Birds," talks about living and dying by Instagram's algorithms.
The outgoing FCC chairman discusses 'light-touch' regulation and the future of free speech on the internet.
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It's hard to take seriously complaints that there are no alternatives to Facebook when they're made on Twitter.
But what one side likes, the other side hates. There's no way Twitter and Facebook can appease them both.
What is the platform accomplishing by calling further attention to the president's wild claims of voting fraud?
It wasn’t a plot to undermine democracy. It wasn’t a Russian intelligence operation. It was a low-tech scam.
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The Hunter Biden story has exposed the media's selective skepticism.
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The Reason Roundtable argues over what to do when Twitter prematurely suppresses oppo-dump journalism unfavorable to Democrats, and when politicians respond with retaliatory regulation.
The House Intelligence Committee is mulling ways to stop an "infodemic." Is this really a task we want the government to tackle?
Twitter Blocking a New York Post Article Was Dumb—but Not Illegal, Censorship, or Election Interference
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Inspired by Germany's notorious hate-speech law, more countries seek to impose steep penalties on platforms that don't comply with their censorship whims.